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Autotrader Find: Low-Mile Dodge Magnum SRT8 With a Chrysler 300 Face

The Dodge Magnum was a bit of an oddity in the Dodge lineup for a few short years. It was a big wagon that came out in the 2005 model year alongside the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans, which rode on the same LX platform. Its stablemates still live on today, but the Magnum only made it through the 2008 model year. The hottest version of the Magnum was the SRT8 model, which was powered by a brawny 6.1-liter HEMI V8 sending 425 horsepower to the rear wheels with a respectable 0-to-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds.

Someone with very particular taste who really wanted a wagon version of the Chrysler 300 with a 6.1-liter HEMI went ahead and made their own by slapping a 300 face on a Dodge Magnum SRT8. Here it is for sale at Mudarri Motor Sports in Kirkland, Washington, with only 7,721 miles on the clock and a rather steep asking price of $34,990. That’s a little higher than what the Kelley Blue Book fair market range suggests, which tops out in the low $20,000s. However, to the seller’s credit, where else are you going to find a 2006 Chrysler 300 SRT8 wagon — a car that technically never existed?

Perhaps the madman who created this Frankenstein of a Mopar muscle wagon was enticed by the Chrysler 300C Touring, a wagon version of the 300 that was available in Europe, Australia and Japan. This Touring version of the 300 had a rear end and overall shape that were very similar to the Magnum — which means that this homebrew doesn’t look too far off from the real deal, as far as the body goes. However, the production version of the 300 wagon was never available in SRT8 form.

So that makes this car truly unique. Surprisingly, whoever concocted it didn’t go to the trouble of changing the emblems on the back to complete its transition into a Chrysler. It has the front end of a Chrysler 300, complete with the winged Chrysler logo, but around back it bears the stock Dodge and Magnum emblems. It also retains the stock Magnum wheels with the Dodge center caps.

If you don’t mind paying way over the KBB value and you also don’t mind a head-scratching lack of continuity in the badging, then this is one unique wagon that’s sure to turn heads — not to mention that it’s a practical station wagon that happens to be rear-wheel drive and make more than 400 hp. Find a Dodge Magnum for sale

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Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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